Published on: September 15, 2023
‘Sasya Shyamala’ scheme
Why in news? ‘Sasya Shyamala’ scheme was launched to plant over 50 lakh saplings in the next one year
- The Department of school education and literacy, in association with department of forest and environment launched the scheme
- The scheme was launched in the historic Kote School, where Kengal Hanumantayya, the builder of Vidhana Soudha, studied.
- The government will plant 25 crore saplings across the state over next five years
What are the features of the scheme?
- The Scheme aims to plant 50L saplings in government schools of Karnataka
- The programme was announced in the state budget to create awareness among the students about the importance of environment.
- Children from classes 1 to 12 will be involved in planting the saplings and maximum of 50 saplings will be given to each school.
- In 17 districts, including Kalyan Karnataka, with sparse green cover, instead of 50 saplings, 100 saplings will be provided under the scheme
- If the number of children is more, two to three children will be assigned to take care of one sapling.
- Once the sapling is planted, children have to take care of the same for the next two years by watering it.
- All these plants are geo-tagged, and an audit will be done to see survival of plants after 5 years